By Julie Daines
The year 2010 is almost over. Now is the time for taking stock of our accomplishments and preparing for the year to come. New year's resolutions and all that.
Maybe we can help each other out here. What is the best advice you received this year? What chestnut of knowledge can you pass on to the rest of us? What great truth about writing did you learn? What was that one epiphany that changed your writing for the better?
It doesn't have to be profound, just a tidbit of wisdom that might help us improve our craft. Everyone approaches writing differently, so what works for some may not work for others. But we can still learn from each other. It's easier than learning the hard way....
Here's something I got from local author Rachel Nunes: "If you want to be a better writer, read better books." Sounds obvious, I know. But there's a lot of trash out there in the young adult genre. And there's a lot of really great writing too. Read the great stuff to elevate your own writing level.
Leave a comment with your piece of advice.